I’m often asked the meaning of abbreviations used when we’re talking about editing books. These are some of the more common:
Abbreviations Used in Editing
- AE = acquisitions editor (usually your contact person when working for publishers)
- CE = copy editor/copyediting
- DE = developmental editor/developmental editing, sometimes referred to as “dev”
- ms = manuscript
- mss = manuscripts
- WIP = work-in-progress
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